living and dying through
"No one is absolutly
survival depends upon mutual
competition, is the primary basis of
life and the primary engine of evolution."
"We disassociated the source of our financial
benefits from what we saw happening around us that we knew was wrong." -
"We are in the midst of a crash course in economic
- Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori July 12,
"Society itself may be defined as nothing else
but the combination of individuals for cooperative effort. Without
social coöperation man could not achieve
the barest fraction of the ends and satisfactions that he has achieved with it.
The realm of economic coöperation occupies a far larger part of our daily
lives than most of us are commonly aware of, or even willing to admit. Marriage
and family are, among other things, a form not only of biological but of
economic coöperation." - Henry Hazlitt
"Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his
brethren, and it is vain for
him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will be more likely to
prevail if he can
their self-love in his favor, and show them that it is for their own
advantage to do for him what he requires of them." - Adam Smith
"Economic freedom is an essential requisite for
political freedom. Enabling people to coöperate with one another without
coercion or central direction reduces the area over which political power
is exercised." Milton Friedman economist,
Coöperation is the process of groups of organisms
working or acting together for common or mutual benefit, as opposed to working
in competition for selfish benefit.
Many animal and plant species
coöperate both with other members of their own species and with members of
other species (symbiosis or mutualism).
Devotion to the corporate
fiat-money credit-based economic system has enshrined all the disadvantages
and none of the advantages of democracy.
Government is now based on dissent, in
which delay is a common tactic.
Secrecy is regularly employed so
failures seldomn come to light.
Corruption is ubiquitous in
societies permeated by immorality.
The current corporate fiat-money
credit-based economic system institutionalizes immorality
diffusing it throughout society.
The popular conception of the
American economic system is this: individuals,
acting in their own self-interest as
economic agents, engage in economic activities that bring them the greatest
financial rewards thereby maximizing the economic well-being of society as a
Experience does not validate this view.
Congressmen defend the
morality of their actions
by appealing to this prevailing popular conception. Congressmen are doing
exactly as popular conception recommends - just like businessmen and criminals.
The result is
common moral values are
dismissed as irrelevant and society sinks into
economic system compels the moral decline of a culture.
Such declines are predictable,
systemic and not accidental.
The intellectual and moral failures of
the corporatists and
the current corporate fiat-money credit-based
economic system reflect the
ideological failure of the
economics of corporatism and the credit-based monetary system.
The inadequate and shoddy
economic arguments of corporatist ideologues parallels the
bankruptcy of the
military-industrial-entertainment social cultural system in which they are
Told endlessly civilization is dependent on keeping in check
violent tendencies renacted on television screens and reported in
newspapers daily its
seems odd that the truth is humans are becoming less violent.
Recent evidence about violence among
animal species, such as the
chimpanzee, and among hunter-gatherer
and early agricultural societies shows that
mankind has undergone a remarkable
pacifist revolution in the last 10 millenniums.
Humans are unique among species
in their elaborate spreading of labor among strangers.
other uniquely human attribute, language,
our ability to coöperate with
strangers did not evolve gradually during prehistory.
Only 10,000 years ago -
a blink of an eye in evolutionary
time - humans still hunted in family bands
and were suspicious of strangers, fighting those they could not flee.
They were only cautiously beginning to accept the rudiments of
Yet today, we live and work among strangers and depend upon
millions more. What has made this possible?
The answer is both
institutional and psychological.
Once people adopted a farming
lifestyle they could no longer flee unwelcome strangers, people were forced to
develop the institutions that
now sustain coöperation between strangers - trade agreements, markets
Humans could do so because of two
a capacity for rational
calculation of the costs and benefits of coöperation;
tendency for reciprocity, willingness to
repay kindness with kindness and betrayal with wrath.
neither emotional condition initially came into being to help individuals deal
with strangers both allowed people to do so, once strangers became an
inescapable fact of life.
In many hunter-gatherer and early
agricultural societies archeological evidence suggest that up to 40% of deaths
may have been because of violence.
The worldwide average rate of violent
death (a little over 1% of all deaths) is almost certainly as low as it has
violence is perpetrated not by individuals but by groups - gangs, armies,
terrorist networks like NATO.
Human coöperation is a double-edged
Not only is it the foundation of social trust, it also makes
for the most successful acts of aggression between groups.
chimpanzees, though with more lethal refinement, human beings harness altruism,
solidarity and the skills of rational reflection in pursuit of
information technology and human capital dramatically increase human efficiency
at making war.
"Where is the moral outrage
in this nation? Will it all end, finally, when there is only
McDonalds left and there is no
one who can afford its product except those who stole all the money? These
plutocrats should all be known
for what they are - traitors. "-
Michael Boshears, March 2005
To work in
high finance one has to divorce oneself
from the reality of the human suffering that is caused directly by the
funneling of the fruits of
wage labor into paying for the right to use
the fungible assets forged
through a few strokes on a computer keyboard and registered in the financial
Morality must be checked
at the door much as the Pharisees checked their morality at the temple door
when they allowed the
soulless money changers to set up their financial operations in the temple.
One can serve Mammon or the
Creator and Sustainer.
Serving the Creator and Sustainer is
defined by living life naturally
in harmony with the Earth while elevating the needs of life above
the acquisition of material possessions.
It is no wonder that all that is good
in a human - charity,
empathy - is suppressed by the
elevation of all that is evil -
Each individual human has the
basic human right to the
basic necessities of life but no one has the
right to more resorces than
he or she can use.
The man or woman that
inordinate amount of resources has become spiritually corrupt and has very
little chance of finding communion with the Creator
and living life in communion with the
Those that accept and
support tyranny over the lives of others are as much to blame as those that
commit tyrannical acts.
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values
have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass
media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the
family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
corrupt international elites vision of a
perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of
the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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